The Cherry Tree Montipora requires moderate to high water flow and bright lighting (PAR 250-400) to maintain its color. T5’s, Metal Halides, or LED’s can all grow acropora when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.
Care Level: Easy – great beginner SPS coral
Lighting Requirements: Moderate to high (PAR 250-450)
Water Flow: Moderate to high
Range: Indo Pacific, Grown in UK
Family: Montipora sp.
Water Conditions: 75-80° F; sg 1.024-1.026 (1.025 is ideal); pH 8.1-8.4 Ca 420-440 ppm, Alk 8-9.5 dKH, Mg 1260-1350, Nitrates <10ppm, Phosphates, < .10ppm